Professor of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology

University of Washington, Seattle, USA

Edward J. Boyko, MD, MPH, is a Professor of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Washington and a Staff Physician and practicing primary care internist at VA Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle, USA. His research focuses on the epidemiology of type 2 diabetes and its complications. He led a prospective study of risk factors for foot complications among 1,487 primary care patients with diabetes that examined multiple potential factors including neuropathy, peripheral artery disease, transcutaneous oxygen pressure, foot deformity, plantar pressure, and diabetes characteristics. He has held multiple national and international positions including Associate Editor of Diabetes Care; Chair of the NIH Kidney, Nutrition, Obesity, and Diabetes (KNOD) study section; President of the International Diabetes Epidemiology Group; Scientific Program Chair of the 2019 International Diabetes Federation Congress; and Co-Chair of the International Diabetes Federation Atlas, Tenth Edition. In 2013 he received the Kelly West Award from the American Diabetes Association for his accomplishments in diabetes epidemiology. He has mentored over 60 trainees and multiple career development award recipients. He has received mentorship awards from the Department of Medicine at the University of Washington and the University of Washington School of Medicine.